April 7, 2008


There are times when for whatever reason I feel the need to read or hear words that either teach, reinforce, or simply stimulate some sort of emotion. When those instances arise, I many times come to my ever growing list of quotes. Now this is by no means a list of the greatest quotes of all-time or some reference guide for the most famous quotations ever. It’s just a list that I’ve been compiling for a couple of years and whenever I read or hear something that strikes a chord with me, I add it to the list. So I decided to share a few of my favorites with you all, my electronic neighbors. Feel free to refer to this list from time to time for words; some inspiring, some thought provoking, and some humorous words. Which if you know me, then you know I love to be around funny, stimulating, and inspiring things & people. Enjoy!!

Also, if you have some quotes you’d like to share please feel free to pass them along.

Dalai Lama:
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.

If you think small things don't make a difference, try spending a night in a room with a mosquito!

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

Bridgitte Bardot:
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.

Sidney Lanier:
Music is love in search of a word.

Bill Cosby:
A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.

Marlene Dietrich:
Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him.

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.

W. C. Fields:
I cook with wine; sometimes I even add it to the food.

Steven Wright:
Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.

It doesn't make a difference what temperature a room is, it's always room temperature.

Arthur Ashe:
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.

We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

You cannot open a book without learning something.

Booker T. Washington:
There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.

The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.

If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land.

A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

He was a wise man who invented beer.

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.

There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.

His written can't be fire if his freestyle has no spark. (HaHa, inside joke. What up ScooterBeats!)